How to always open a file type with a particular application?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by framebuffer, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. framebuffer macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008

    I have a lot of *.chm files and I use chmox to view them.

    I also have vmware fusion and by default, it tries to open the the chm files. I want to use chmox to do this however.

    So, i RMB on the chm file and choose > open with > other.

    I then select chmox from the list and check "always open with".

    Now, whenever i double click on THAT chm file, it successfully opens with chmox.

    Now the problem is, only that particular chm file opens with chmox. All others still open with vmware fusion. I have hundreds of chm files and i do not want to manually open each and every one of them.

    In windows and linux, once you instruct a file type to pen with a particular application, all files of that type open with that application. Is there any way to do this in mac- i.e : making a file type open with a particular application?

  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Select one of the chm files, Get Info, set app with "Open With", select "Change all"
  3. framebuffer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    Thank you my friend! ;)

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